Many of us ask ourselves why we observe American Heart Month every February and so many are not even aware of this.
Well, according to National Today, every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. The human heart is the most important organ in the human body because it is responsible for pumping blood throughout our body. It supplies oxygen, nutrients and removes toxins and waste. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for most groups of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
What are the consequences of poor heart health?
Most health problems have risk factors and consequences. Heart disease’s risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. Now knowing this, it is important to keep your heart healthy.
What are some basics for keeping your heart healthy?
By making some changes to your lifestyle like eating a healthy diet, engaging in physical activity, and managing your cholesterol and blood pressure.
All the information mentioned previously is a great start to keeping your heart healthy! This is especially important not just for patients, but for healthcare professionals with high-stress jobs (or even desk jobs).
Working together to boost heart awareness
Enhancing heart awareness is important to all of our communities and Royal Phillips has taken the initiative to help. Royal Philips has announced its plans to collaborate with the American Heart Association (AHA) to boost awareness about cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections.
As a healthcare professional, you likely understand that a great majority of patients in the U.S do not receive proper guideline-approved care.
Several organizations, including the AHA and Philips, have plans to educate healthcare providers and patients through recommendations from experts and the latest research.
At Novarad, we’re committed to increasing your radiology practice’s value, so you can provide your patients with the best quality service. An important part of supporting heart health for your patients and your facility means having a reliable cardiology solution as part of your workflow. Feel free to reach out to our workflow specialists today to learn more about how we can help improve your practice and support your patient's needs!